1959 Boston Celtics vs. 1981 Boston Celtics - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1958-59 Celtics and the 1980-81 Celtics, including both NBA teams stats, regular season and Playoffs wins, losses and performance, winning streaks and other data side by side.

Team Comparison

Summary

Regular Season

Standings
1959 Celtics
in Eastern Division
1981 Celtics
in Eastern Conference
Season Record
1959 Celtics
52 - 20
1981 Celtics
62 - 20

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.722
1981 Celtics
.756

Longest Streaks
1959 Celtics
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
1981 Celtics
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1981 Celtics

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1959 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1981 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1959 Celtics
8 - 3
1981 Celtics
12 - 5

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.727
1981 Celtics
.706

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1981 Celtics

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1959 Celtics
3 -
All-NBA 1st Team: Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Bill Sharman
1981 Celtics
4 -
Finals MVP: Cedric Maxwell
All-NBA 1st Team: Larry Bird
All-NBA 2nd Team: Tiny Archibald
All-Rookie 1st Team: Kevin McHale
NBA Leaders
1959 Celtics
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Bill Russell
Assists Leader: Bob Cousy
1981 Celtics
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
116.4
1981 Celtics
109.9

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
77.8
1981 Celtics
43.6

Assists
1959 Celtics
21.8
1981 Celtics
26.9

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
8.3

Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
7.2

3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
0.8

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.395
1981 Celtics
.504

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
.270

Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.766
1981 Celtics
.752

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
123.3
1981 Celtics
103.4

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
82.6
1981 Celtics
44.4

Assists
1959 Celtics
26.1
1981 Celtics
22.8

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
7.5

Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
6.6

3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
0.6

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.397
1981 Celtics
.480

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
.222

Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.746
1981 Celtics
.754


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1959 Celtics
20.4 ppg
1981 Celtics
21.2 ppg
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
23.0 rpg
1981 Celtics
10.9 rpg
Assists
1959 Celtics
8.6 apg
1981 Celtics
7.7 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.0 spg
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.6 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1959 Celtics
23.2 ppg
1981 Celtics
21.9 ppg
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
27.7 rpg
1981 Celtics
14.0 rpg
Assists
1959 Celtics
10.8 apg
1981 Celtics
6.3 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.3 spg
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.3 bpg

Notes: * - Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74.
- Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80.